- ACT Essentials (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) -

Content
18 modules

Rating

Instructor
Dr William Davies

Price
$300.00

Description

ACT moves away from focusing too closely on ‘symptom reduction’ towards teaching how to live in a stable and rewarding way. So it teaches how to get in touch with your values, how to act in accordance with them, how to be aware of ‘the you that is always there’, how to see your passing thoughts and feelings for just that, how to accept thoughts and feelings you don’t like without over-struggling with them, and so how to live mainly in the present.

The APT has mastered the delivery of ACT training 'online anytime'; providing top class training you can access right now or any time that suits you. No longer do you have to wait for 'the start date' of the course.

"I really enjoyed the course and feel that I have learnt a lot and feel enthusiastic about using my newly acquired skills within my practice."

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) training from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), includes APT accreditation, certification, and resources. And the APT has perfected the art of delivering it in a way that makes it appear simple and easy to apply.

"Great training, really interesting and well structured."

With a wealth of clinical experience, Dr William Davies presents the course with relevant stories and examples of using ACT and an engaging lightness which perfectly complements the radical nature of the therapy.


 

"I am delighted by this course. Dr Davies and his dry wit have been wonderful companions. Will buy and undertake others."

This course gives you a thorough introduction to ACT, it is APT-accredited, and gives you access to important resources for you to use post-course. Whether you simply want to broaden your knowledge or become a committed ACT practitioner, this course is for you. The course can be studied by teams or individuals and can also be completed as part of The APT Diploma in Psychological Therapies.

The Association for Psychological Therapies (APT) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists and this course leads to 18 CE credits*

For further information on the format of APT online training, the APT’s guarantee to you, and how to make a group booking, click here.

 

Bookings:

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Objectives

Who should attend?

This is an ‘introductory’ course to ACT and people who attend this course normally fall into one of two categories:

1. Professionals who see patients in 1:1 treatment settings and have a significant degree of clinical skill.

2. 'Whole teams' (either in inpatient or community settings) seeking to add to their common approach.
 

What the course covers:​

  • The differences between ACT and traditional cognitive behavioral therapy. Noticing, accepting and embracing thoughts and feelings, including unwanted ones, and taking action on them.

  • Getting in touch with "self-as-context" - the part of you that observes and experiences but is different from the part of you that has feelings, sensations, and memories.

  • Clarifying personal values and acting in accordance with them, thereby enhancing the quality of one's life.



 

  • The idea that the normal human state is one of distress, rather than distress being pathological.
  • Experiential avoidance, cognitive entanglement, and psychological rigidity, all of which may prevent one from acting in line with one's real values.
  • The FEAR acronym as a summary of what causes us problems:
    Fusion with your thoughts
    Evaluation of experience
    Avoidance of your experience
    Reason-giving for your behavior
  • And the ACT acronym that summarizes a more adaptive way of behaving:
    Accept your reactions and be 'present'
    Choose a valued direction
    Take action
  • Cognitive defusion: Learning how to overcome the natural tendency to regard our thoughts, images, emotions, and memories as sacred.
  • Acceptance: Accepting our thoughts and allowing them to come and go without fighting them.
  • Awareness of the here and now, experienced with openness, interest, and receptiveness.
  • Observing the self: Accessing a transcendent sense of self, the ever-present part of you that observes and experiences.
  • Values: Finding out what is most important to you and having clarity on it.
  • Committed action: Acting responsibly in line with your values.

 

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Explain the underpinning of the ACT approach and what is meant by the terminology “first wave”, “second wave” and 'third wave' therapeutic approaches.

  • Describe the key concepts of the “Hexaflex” and the “Triflex” in the ACT approach.
  • Identify the important components of a patient’s situation that will enable them to construct a case formulation.
  • Plan how to construct a first treatment session integrating the use of mindfulness practice.
  • Prepare a standard treatment session using the key concepts of Acceptance & Defusion.
  • Demonstrate how to help the patient identify their personal values as part of the ACT approach.
  • Describe techniques that can be used to help the patient engage in committed action to live by their personal values.
  • Demonstrate how to help patients understand the concept of “self-as-context” in the ACT approach.

 

Accreditation

This course is APT-professional accredited. To be APT-professional accredited, means it receives an average rating of over 90% from the mental health professionals who attend it, on each of the two key scales of relevance and presentation-quality. We view this as a very high and relevant level of accreditation. 

 

CE Credits from the APA

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*The Association for Psychological Therapies (APT) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. The Association for Psychological Therapies (APT) maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Upon completion of this course you can apply for CE certification for an additional cost of $20 USD (for training purchased after 05/26/2023). 

Requirements for completion: To be awarded CE credits for this course 100% attendance is required for live training. For the 'online anytime' (self-paced) version, you are required to complete the course in full and complete a multiple choice exam whereby a pass marks of 85% is required (failure on the third attempt would result in having to go back through the content again). A feedback survey is also required to be completed.

Note: there may be other professional licensing boards that accept CE credits earned from APA-approved sponsors. Because CE regulations vary by state and profession, we recommend that participants check with their state licensing board to inquire whether credits will be accepted for renewal of licensure. We do not have any authority over whether credits earned will be accepted, as this authority rests with the state licensing boards.
 

Bookings:

Click ‘add to cart’ to purchase by card or PayPal. (If you are ordering for somebody else - or a group - create an account and select ‘Bulk Purchase’ once you have proceeded to cart.)

If you would like to be invoiced please email finance@apt.ac stating; the course title, how many places you require, your organization's purchase order number, and the name and address for the invoice to be sent to.

Certificate

By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate APT Accreditation, Level 2 (18 hours CPD)

Learning Credits

CPD
18.0
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Introduction
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An Overview of ACT
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The ACT Hexaflex
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Case Formulation
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Aims of Session 1
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Contact with the Present Moment
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Acceptance
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How to run session 2 onwards
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Creative Hopelessness
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Identifying and consolidating our values
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De-fusion
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Self as context
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Practice Based Evidence
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Committed Action
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Who is ACT Suitable For?
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Applying ACT Reliably
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What have you earned by completing this course
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Added 1 day ago, by Elicia
Thank you! The course was very informative on how to utilize ACT.
 
Added 13 days ago, by Camrynne
Great course!
 
Added 24 days ago, by Anonymous
This course was good and insightful.
 
Added 25 days ago, by Anonymous
I found this very informative and backed up the knowledge I already had
 
Added about 1 month ago, by Judy
Very informative
 
Added about 1 month ago, by Dudley
Good course. well paced. learned a great deal.
 
Added about 2 months ago, by Karen
Very informative
 
Added about 2 months ago, by Anonymous
This course was very helpful for those who want to learn ACT
 
Added about 2 months ago, by Aqsa
Excellent material
 
Added 3 months ago, by Anonymous
Thank you!

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